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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1145 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

   ...NO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NEW MEXICO...
   ...39 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...
   ...69 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN MODERATE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

AUGUST PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS NEW MEXICO.
STATEWIDE AVERAGE WAS 87 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

NEW MEXICO PRECIPITATION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR...JANUARY
THROUGH AUGUST...WAS AT 82 PERCENT OF NORMAL...THE 28TH DRIEST ON
RECORD.

FOR THE 2014 WATER YEAR SO FAR...OCTOBER 2013 THROUGH AUGUST 2014
AVERAGE STATEWIDE PRECIPITATION WAS 79 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS
WAS THE 22ND DRIEST WATER YEAR ON RECORD SO FAR.

THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP FOR NEW MEXICO CAN BE FOUND AT
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/HOME/STATEDROUGHTMONITOR.ASPX?NM

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

A FEW PUBLIC RECREATION AREAS ARE CLOSED...IN AREAS WHERE LARGE
WILD FIRES BURNED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A LISTING OF FIRE RESTRICTIONS...
HTTP://PUBLICLANDS.ORG/EXPLORE/INDEX.PHP?PLICSTATE=NM

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

THE AVERAGE STATEWIDE TEMPERATURE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR IS
1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2014 THE 10TH WARMEST FIRST
EIGHT MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD. THE 2014 WATER YEAR AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE IS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS TIED FOR THE 16TH
WARMEST WATER YEAR ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FROM
OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER 2014 FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
WHILE FAVORING BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD.
THE WINTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FROM DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY
ALSO FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AS WELL AS BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES.

PLEASE SEE THE ENSO DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION ISSUED BY THE NWS
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AT...

HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANALYSIS_MONITORING
/ENSO_ADVISORY/ENSODISC.PDF

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF
NEW MEXICO PLEASE SEE THE NWS WFO ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT...
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/ABQ

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

RESERVOIR STORAGE REMAINS BELOW NORMAL AT NEARLY ALL LAKES IN
NEW MEXICO...WITH A STATEWIDE AVERAGE OF JUST 22 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY AS OF SEPTEMBER FIRST.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID TO LATE OCTOBER 2014 OR
SOONER IF NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN
WEATHER...WATER SUPPLY...OR DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT OR PAST DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY
BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/

U.S DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
NWS PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS PAGE...HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV
PUBLIC LANDS INFORMATION CENTER...
HTTP://PUBLICLANDS.ORG/FIRENEWS/PRESSRELEASES/NM.PHP
CLIMATOLOGY AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY LINKS...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/WHATIS/CLIMLINKS.HTM
WESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/INDEX.HTML
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
NWS...HTTP://AHPS.SRH.NOAA.GOV/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ABQ
USGS...HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/NM/NWIS/CURRENT?TYPE=FLOW

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING
THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER...THE USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTERS AND
THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
2341 CLARK CARR LOOP SE
ALBUQUERQUE NM 87106
PHONE...505-244-9147
SR-ABQ.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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